Facemasks

Facemasks

By In Newsletter Blog On August 6, 2020


From this weekend we are being asked to wear facemasks in church during mass.  I’m sorry it has come to this.  It feels so alien to be amongst friends and brothers and sisters in Christ and to be semi-covered up.  We are assured that this is to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus for which there is an increased transmission rate in groups that meet inside confined spaces.  I’m sure that, like me, you will be keen to abide by this directive – onerous as it may seem – as the alternatives are even less welcome.  We do not want to be closed to public masses again like we were during lockdown.

If it is difficult for you to wear a facemask for any reason would you just let me know so that can show you to an appropriate seat from now on?

You will notice that I don’t wear a facemask during the liturgy apart from during Holy Communion.  I trust that this is OK for you.  Speaking isn’t too easy with one on.

kind regards

Fr David


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2 Replies to “Facemasks”

  1. i note that this was written on August 6 and you say “I’m sorry it has come to this.” That implies that you have been continuing to meet for longer than that? In the Guildford group of parishes, we were completely closed down for a while and I only found out yesterday that it was possible to attend their masses now, but only by booking a place in church before attending. I have really been missing church services but had believed that they were still banned! But anyway, they have discontinued the 8 am mass, so there is no longer a strong reason for going there rather than Cranleigh or Billingshurst.
    So I’ll probably join you for the 5pm vigil mass from next Saturday. Well done for your persistence in continuing to worship!

    1. Fr David says:

      Hello Robin
      its nice to see you at Mass. From this weekend you will need to prebook mass attendance once again.

      kind regards

      Fr David

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